Cleaning Up Violence

Cleaning Up Violence

Volunteers from Lexington Police and the Department of Corrections met on Douglass Avenue to clean up the neighborhood and hopefully, to stop violence.
Volunteers from Lexington Police and the Department of Corrections met on Douglass Avenue to clean up the neighborhood and hopefully, to stop violence.

Mowing and mulching were just part of Lexington Police’s attempt to make neighborhoods hit with crime feel a little safer.

Recruits from the LPD and DOC said they want people who live in those areas to be able to work with police to prevent crime and said getting a street looking nice is the first step.

“Making it cleaned up, looking nice, shows that the community cares, the neighborhood cares and that they're going to be watching out for things like that and not just let it happen,” said Joseph Baker, a recruit with Lexington Police.
 
Recruits teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to work on about 20 homes.
 
Neighbors were extremely grateful and said their block now looks beautiful.
 
“When I see all the police and all the help the habitat people and all, I said it’s a godsend thing for all and I really appreciate it,” said Elizabeth Croley who has lived on Douglass Avenue for nearly 30 years.
 
Another clean up day is in the works for later this year in another neighborhood.

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